mud Mud is a sticky mixture of earth and water. n-uncount His uniform was crumpled, untidy, splashed with mud...
If you accuse someone of mud-slinging, you are accusing them of making insulting, unfair, and damaging remarks about their opponents. n-uncount
Voters are disillusioned with the mud-slinging campaigns run by many candidates in recent years.
stick-in-the-mud ( stick-in-the-muds plural ) If you describe someone as a stick-in-the-mud, you disapprove of them because they do not like doing anything that is new or fun.
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